Unemployment rates are up in Starke and Pulaski counties. Starke County’s July unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. That’s half a percent higher than the month before and two-tenths of a percent higher than July of 2018.
Pulaski County saw less of an increase. Its July unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, up from 2.9 percent the month before but unchanged from the same period last year. There were actually more Pulaski County residents working compared to last July, and the county’s labor force grew slightly from year-to-year.
The state as a whole saw a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in July, while the national rate was four percent.